August Meeting

The meeting for August will NOT be held on the 1st Tue of the month as it had been previously. Please see the Calendar for the new Date and Location.

Date – August 11th, 2015

Time – 6:30pm

Location – Denny’s – 200 South James St. Rome, NY 13440 – Link to a map is in on the Calendar

Hope to see you all there!



KC2IXV – SouthBayRadio.US – Len’s Website

Hey all – one of our fellow hams has a new website –

South Bay Radio:

Len offers the following services:

Offering repair of antique vacuum tube equipment, including: antique radios, home receivers, phonographs, auto radios, some transistor radios

In addition to electronic repair, we have a well equipped machine shop on premises which allows us to fabricate small chassis parts which are missing or damaged over the years.

N2MTR – Silent Key

It is with a heavy heart that I report that N2MTR – Dennis Smith, or Smitty as he was better know to the CNYARA and it’s memebers, has passed away.

Smitty was an honorary Lifetime Memeber of the CNYARA and a regular on our morning nets. He was always full of life, and always had a smile on his face. I only met him in person a few times, but I remember him as always will to lend a hand, take nets, and help other hams with radio questions.

The club will forever miss him. Rest in peace.



Co-sponsor HR.4969, the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014

Co-sponsor HR.4969, the “Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014”

HR.4969 would require the FCC, within 120 days of the Bill’s passage, to amend the Part 97 Amateur Service rules to apply PRB-1 coverage to include homeowners’ association regulations and deed restrictions, often referred to as “covenants, conditions, and restrictions” (CC&Rs). PRB-1 states that local governments cannot preclude Amateur Radio communications; they must “reasonably accommodate” amateur operations, and the state and local regulations must be the minimum practicable regulation to accomplish a legitimate governmental interest.

Presently, PRB-1 only applies to state and local zoning laws and ordinances. Since PRB-1 was enacted, the FCC has said several times that it would prefer to have some guidance from Congress before extending the policy to private land-use regulations. HR.4969 will provide that guidance, and give PRB-1 the force of Federal law.

Radio amateurs, while providing a valuable and necessary service to their communities, are frequently and increasingly precluded from installing necessary equipment (antennas, coax, etc) by unreasonable private land-use restrictions, including restrictive CC&R covenants. The net effect of HR.4969 passage will be to suppress those unreasonable restrictions and allow licensed amateurs to install reasonable equipment for practicing our hobby and having the means to serve our communities.

NOAA Weather Radio – Because it’s that time of year

NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Known as the “Voice of NOAA’s National Weather Service,” NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, part of the Department of Commerce. NWR numbers 1000 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal. Broadcasts are found in the VHF public service band at these seven frequencies (MHz) listed below.








CNYARA helps with Avon Walk for Breast Cancer – May 10th, 2014

The CNYARA volunteered to help with the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Rome, NY on Saturday May 10th, 2014. We had 5 club members that showed up and helped to direct walkers and ensure their saftey. Take a look at the Photo Gallery for a few photos from the day. A good time was had by all!

Link to the article in Rome Sentinal.

Thank you to all who helped!